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Place-names of Scotland
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PLACE-NAMES OF SCOTLAND

PAPERBACK BY TAYLOR, IAIN

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ISBN
9781780270050
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BIRLINN LTD
 
 
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BIRLINN GENERAL
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
352 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
01 JUL 2011

DESCRIPTION

Scotland is a land of many languages - Gaelic, Norse, Pictish, Brythonic, Anglo Saxon, Modern English and some from before recorded time. The result for the visitor is a confusing series of overlapping layers of place names, difficult to understand and often more difficult to pronounce. Here at last is a simple pocket guide to Scotlands rich tapestry of names. From Eass Forss (Waterfall Waterfall!) to Edinburgh (The Fort of Eidyn) for the first time in one place we have a simple reckoner to where means what with derivations. Packed with information this is an essential short guide by an expert to the names that shaped and still shape our history.